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news, the race close on both sides. for the democrats the final des moines register poll before the caucuses shows hillary clinton is back on top with 45% of likely voters. bernie sanders is that 42%. martin o'malley in a distant third with 3%. the iowa poll margin for error is 4%. hillary clinton hoping to hold onto that lead. she hosted her final get out and caucus rally sunday night at lincoln high school. so many supporters showed up that they overflowed the high school. bill and chelsea were first to speak to the crowd introducing hillary. senator tom harkin also spoke. hillary mainly spoke about climate change and renewable energy. and saying a democratic in the white house is good for the american economy. >> i know as convenient as it may be for our republican friends may hear it, the american economy does better when we have a democrat in the white house. [cheers] this is one of those in commute
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-- facts. all you have to do is look back at the last two democratic presidents. i know both of them. elizabeth: all those that spoke at the event reminded supporters to get out and caucus tonight. eric: clinton's closest competitor bernie sanders also held a final rally here in des moines sunday night. he spoke to a big crowd at grand view university thanking them for his progress and reminding supporters how far the campaign has come. he says when they started in iowa he was 60 points behind hillary clinton. >> it is not just electing bernie sanders for president. it is us coming together as a people to tell that billionaire class they cannot and will not have it all. we will stand up. eric: sanders boasting what he calls more individual contribution than any candidate in the history of the united states. he says last month they raised
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average contribution of $27. elizabeth: martin o'malley far behind clinton and sanders in the polls here in iowa and nationally. he was out doing a final push with caucus goers throughout the state. kcci's rose heaphy says even if that means handing out flyers himself. >> just wanted to say hi and ask you for your support. >> i will consider it. >> hagood. rose: martin o'malley surprised some residents in johnston sunday afternoon. it's all part of his final canvassing push to gain more support. >> i want you to challenge your neighbors to do what iowa does best and that is lift up a new leader for our country. rose: surrounded by cameras he spoke to dozens of people on a front lawn to encourage their efforts. a connection iowans appreciate. >> this is grassroots politics at its very best. i mean this is where it starts in the neighborhoods with active people. rose: o'malley is polling at 3% in the latest register poll far , behind the neck-and-neck race
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>> i'm encouraging my supporters to hold strong in the caucuses. the people of iowa have the ability to change the trajectory of this race. rose: an optimism his followers also share. >> we think he's still viable. this race isn't over. this is just beginning in iowa. on from iowa to new hampshire. rose: o'malley says he's not wavering from his goal to win the nomination explaining his mind is set on just one thing. could a vp nom be in your future looking forward? >> the only thing that's in my future is caucus night. that's all i'm focused on. that's what i've been focused on. elizabeth: your weather is never more than five minutes away. metinka, how is it looking? metinka: it is looking really quiet today. either side of freezing. 32 in des moines. 31 in ames. watch for slick patches on the sidewalks.
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freezing. high temperatures, headed for the upper 30's. there may be a little bit of melting. the clouds will be rolling in. they could be a light wintry mix moving in across iowa. this is showing all of the winter storm warnings in that bright red up through mason city and back through sioux city. polk county, shaded in the pink. a quick check -- a quick check on the snowfall potential, 712 inches. -- seven to 12 inches. eric: on the republican side that final register poll shows donald trump on top of the republican race with 28% of likely voters. ted cruz falling to second with 23%. and marco rubio third with 15%. ted cruz held a pre-caucus rally at the iowa state fairgrounds sunday. earlier in iowa city he picked up an endorsement from duck dynasty star phil robertson. he focused on how he would fight isis and why he not donald trump is the best candidate for the
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>> we will have a president willing to honor the words. [applause] we will not weaken. we will not degrade. we will completely destroy isis. eric: donald trump also in iowa sunday. he started his morning at a middle school in council bluffs. he criticized ted cruz's voter turnout flyer landing on many iowans doorsteps this weekend. >> he is putting in houses, photo violation. he is giving people you have a net because you have not voted. i have heard of nothing like this. it is so dishonest. then he took an ad about me and he said i am in favor of obamacare. michael campaign is against obamacare.
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much bigger platform -- the only way i confided is i have a much bigger platform than his. elizabeth: third in that new iowa poll is florida senator marco rubio. he urged all iowans to caucus while speaking sunday afternoon at a rally in cedar falls and promised he was the guy to unite the party and grow the conservative movement. >> i don't want to just bring the conservative movement back together, i want to grow it. don't convince more americans that conservatism is not only right for them but all of america. elizabeth: rubio was also in davenport speaking at st. ambrose university. despite a fall in the polls jeb bush showing no sign of going down quietly. the former florida governor says marco rubio supporters should stop whining about attack ads from his allies. he also told a crowd in cedar rapids he can beat hillary clinton.
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world that we are in that the united states gets back in the game. my pledge to you is i will have the back of the military. our friends will know the united states will back them. we will be a more peaceful country because of it. that is important. your work makes me believe i have a very good chance of being the republican nominee. elizabeth: ahead on kcci. a devastating murder case on a college campus in virginia. the surprising new arrests. eric: plus hawks on top. the man that continues to help pour in points for iowa. and how he helped lead the team to yet another victory. the time has come to make a choice... about which candidate can actually make a difference for you. in a world as complex as this, we need a president as experienced as hillary. in the situation room... at the negotiating table... and always on your side... fighting for children and families. with a real plan to get incomes rising...
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...win equal pay for women... ...and protect social security and medicare for seniors. she'll build on obamacare, not start over. break through the gridlock, not add to it. defend planned parenthood, not attack it. stand up to the gun lobby, not protect it. lead on foreign policy, not ignore it. we need a president with the experience and determination to get the job done. i'm running to make a difference. a real difference for you and your families across our country. i'm hillary clinton
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there are those who say we cannot defeat a corrupt political system and fix a rigged economy. but i believe we need to lift our vision above the obstacles in place and look to the american horizon. to a nation where every child can not only dream of going to college, but attend one. where quality healthcare will be a birthright of every citizen. where a good job is not a wish, but a reality. where women receive equal pay and a living wage is paid to all. an america where after a lifetime of labor, there is time for rest and grandchildren. a nation that defends our people and our values, but no longer carries so much of that burden alone. i know we can create that america if we listen to our hearts. and that journey begins here in iowa. i'm bernie sanders. i approve this message,
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thank you. >> this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news this morning with eric hanson, elizabeth klinge, meteorologist kurtis gertz and right now coverage with shaina humphries. metinka: good morning. it is a quiet start to this week. we are going to need a quite start. we will more than make up for tomorrow at right now it is 32 degrees. a little bit of patchy fog and patchy frost is -- frosty patches on the sidewalk. clouds will role in during the afternoon. the weather stays quiet through the evening commute. after that, we will a light wintry mix moving in. that will be changing over to snow.
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that big snowstorm here and we are expecting it to start in this desk to start snowing by midnight. the heaviest snow would be during the late morning into the early afternoon on tuesday. has it conditions. traveling tomorrow maybe nearly impossible. the strongest winds will be blowing and drifting. the blizzard conditions are likely across northwest iowa. better conditions across the southeastern part of the state. eric: with more than 12 hours to votes will of course offer more -- more than delegates. they will determine which turn out. weijia jiang has the story. weijia: presidential candidates are criss-crossing iowa to seal the deal, begging their backers to caucus on monday night.
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night for this country. weijia: democrats bernie sanders and hillary clinton are separated by just three points in the latest poll. martin o'malley is in a distant third. if his supporters jump ship they could be the deciding factors. belichick has a slight lead over ted cruz. -- donald trump has a slightly over ted cruz. >> commit tomorrow night to come out and caucus for us. weijia: on the campaign trail his tour bus got suck in the mud and needed a tow. trump campaigned with the reverend jerry falwell jr. trying to win over evangelicals. they are one of the most reliable groups to caucus. >> if we can come out of iowa with a nice victory, it is so important. weijia: volunteers are also giving a final push too canvassing across the state. >> hi it's aliya from the bernie campaign. how are you doing? weijia: and making tens of thousands of phone calls. political experts say this late in the game volunteers should
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minds but making sure already committed voters actually show up on caucus night. >> you have to be in line by 7:00. if you're not, your vote won't be counted. weijia: bad weather threatens much of the state but the candidates hope it holds off until after the caucasus. eric: the sanders campaign announced sunday it raised $20 million this month alone, a sign his pace is picking up. over the last 3 months of 2015 sanders raised $33 million compared to clinton's $37 million. elizabeth: right now, the college town of blacksburg, virginia, is in mourning after the murder of a 13-year-old girl. brian webb reports police have arrested two promising virginia tech students in connection with her death. brian: police say david eisenhauer abducted 13-year-old nicole lovell and that natalie keepers helped him dispose of the body near a north carolina
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>> we were investigating all types of things, social media included. there were lots of things coming in that led us to a general area. brian: 18-year-old eisenhauer a virginia tech freshman engineering major and member of school's cross country team is now charged with abduction and murder. 19-year-old keepers a sophomore engineering student is charged with improper disposal of a dead body. >> she was always the cutest little thing, you know? brian: lovell's family believes she climbed out the bedroom window of her blacksburg, virginia, apartment wednesday after blocking her door with a dresser. nicole's facebook page shows she was a member of at least one teen dating site but police haven't said how she and eisenhauer first met. while nicole was missing her father posted this message to facebook. >> nicole honey if you see this if you're out there you can come to me. i'm not mad at you. i'm worried about you. your family is worried about you. just come home. brian: lovell's disappearance sparked a four day search that included a thousand members of virginia tech's corps of cadets. police haven't said how or why
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brian webb for cbs news. elizabeth: nicole's body has been taken to a medical examiner's office for an autopsy. eric: 4:45 on caucus morning. this is i-235 at 63rd street. we are with near 230 two degrees. today, the weather is going to cooperate. you're going to get to your caucuses on time. metinka outlines wha i really wanted to start with a thank you. and i want you to know how much it has meant to me, as i've traveled across the state... ...to hear about people's hopes and struggles. and i know that because of that, i will be a better president if i am elected. and if you go to the caucus on monday night and stand up for me there... i will work my heart out... to give you and our country the future that we deserve together.
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hmm hmm hmm-hmm-hmm-hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm-hmm let us be lovers, we'll marry our fortunes together [ cheering ] i've got some real estate here in my bag counting the cars on the new jersey turnpike they've all come to look for america [ cheers and applause ] all come to look for america all come to look for america all come to look for america
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>> weather is never more than 5 minutes away, only on kcci 8 news this morning. metinka: good morning. the weather is quite. we are waking up to ok visibility. it is foggy off to the east. if you are heading east on i 80 toward iowa city, watch for changing visibility. otherwise, we are going to start off with a little bit of sunshine. the main system is across the desert southwest. the four corners region is going to be pulling toward us as we head into the overnight. causing a lot of headaches. let's time it out with futurecast. today is going be nice. by 5:00 p.m., we will notice the light wintry mix across southwestern part of the state. that's will be working its way to central iowa at 10:00 p.m. the heavy snow continues at
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through the evening commute as well before finally beginning to taper off here by midnight. the whole thing heads up by 6:00 a.m. on wednesday. we are expecting significant snowfall. it is going to be a heavier snow with totals close to 10 inches. lighter totals across southeastern part of the state. you may have a little bit of rain near ottumwa before it changes over to a light, wintry mix. all of the warnings and watches that are in effect across the state for this system. in the red counties, from fort dodge to mason city, that is a blizzard warning. in the pink shaded counties, this is a winter storm warning for less wind but still significant snow. winter weather advisory off to the east in the purple. right now, it is quiet. it is good to be an ok day, headed for 39 degrees with a few
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evening. tuesday, that is when the main storm arrives. we are expecting hazardous travel conditions. shifting snow across northwest iowa where the winds will be the worst. the weather settles down for the rest of the week. eric: used today to get ready and caucus. elizabeth: sports now jarrod uthoff gets plenty of points for the iowa hawkeyes but what makes the team so good. -- team so good is that they have an equally dangerous second option. eric: peter jok continues to pour in the points. our tony seeman caught up with him following sundays big win. tony: when he is rolling, watch out here yet 22 second-half points. 26 points on the night. when he gets rolling -- >> give him the ball. that dude is amazing. he has a knack to get the ball in the hole at any point. when he makes one, pretty much when he gets the ball again so
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>> he can get on a roll very quick. he put on a scoring -- he could not miss. >> cooking first half. we try to find him. the second half i tried to pick it up. >> the impressive thing was our guys got him the ball. they recognized where he was. when he gets in a group like that. >> it is fun, especially when you -- especially when your team is find you. fans went crazy, it is loud. tunick the hawkeyes are back home on wednesday. -- tony: the hawkeyes are back home on wednesday. i really wanted to start with a thank you. and i want you to know how much it has meant to me, as i've traveled across the state... ...to hear about people's hopes and struggles. and i know that because of that, i will be a better president if i am elected.
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and stand up for me there... i will work my heart out... to give you and our country the future that we deserve together. i'm hillary clinton, and i approve this message. one of the areas that i've been particularly interested in is the area of children. all of us have a responsibility, to ourselves, to our children, to each other. we intend to be sure that everybody in this room and every child in this state is somebody.
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no matter to whom they are born. our children's future is shaped both by the values of their parents and the policies of their nation. it's time to protect the next generation, fill the lives of our children with possibility and hope, open up the doors so that every child has a chance to live up to his or her god-given potential. i've spent my life fighting for children, families and our country, and i'm not stopping now. (crowd cheers) i'm hillary clinton, and i have always approved this message. hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm-hmm they've all come to look for america
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all come to look for america i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. metinka: it is a quite start here at east and i will, some fog. 32 degrees in des moines. we do not have much wind. we are waking up to clear skies. the clouds will be rolling in. temps are headed above freezing. headed for 39. much of the day will be quite with a light, wintry mix moving in across southwest iowa after 6:00 p.m. most of the snow will not pick up after midnight. heavier snow falling tomorrow morning through the afternoon. large area will pick up six to 12 inches of snow.
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southeastern iowa. worst travel conditions will be across northwestern iowa. eric: the dallas center grimes community has watched tony watson go from a high school star to a major league all-star with the pittsburgh pirates. elizabeth: 13 years have gone by since he last competed for the mustangs as scott reister shows us friday night he came home to open arms. >> tony. tony. >> i cannot say how proud i am. >> fantastic young man and great to have him as a member of our community. >> i haven't seen you for ages. tony: -- scott: dcg's first pro athlete is now the first former mustang to get his jersey retired. >> ladies and gents, lets welcome back tony watson. >> this is really unexpected. i do not foresee this turnout coming. it is something i will always remember.
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>> so many familiar faces i am seeing. i can go on. i keep browsing in seeing the crowd. areas. everyone give him a round of applause. he had a major impact. >> talking about a guy pitching against the mets and cubs. i remember when he was in little league its unbelievable. scott: -- >> when you don't get to see your sun all that often, you like to see him back. it is great. tony: the boys were back in town. >> my teammates, classmates. scott: there were laughs.
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only he sued more colorful language. [laughter] scott: and tears. brenda and jim jermain are the parents of tony's friend chris jermain who died last summer in a car accident. >> it was chris' dream to be a major league pitcher. through tony the dream was coming through. to see this is just unbelievable. scott: it is easy to see how much tony means to this town. and how much the town means to this big-league star. >> i'm the man i am today because of what you guys have done. when i tried in from the bullpen, it says says grimes, -- it says grimes, iowa. that's something i will always be proud of. eric: still ahead on kcci at 5:00 a.m. candidates make their final pitch to voters. what they had to say sunday on the campaign trail and what you
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caucuses. next after one of the areas that i've been particularly interested in is the area of children. all of us have a responsibility, to ourselves, to our children, to each other. we intend to be sure that everybody in this room and every child in this state is somebody. no matter where they're born, no matter to whom they are born. our children's future is shaped both by the values of their parents and the policies of their nation. it's time to protect the next generation, fill the lives of our children with possibility and hope, open up the doors so that every child has a chance to live up to his or her god-given potential. i've spent my life fighting for children, families and our country, and i'm not stopping now. (crowd cheers) i'm hillary clinton,
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>> you are watching kcci 8 news. eric: take a look at that. the countdown nearly over just hours to go until the iowa caucuses. >> for those of you still thinking about this weighing your options i hope i will be able to persuade you. >> no one running for president can bring the conservative movement and the republican party together faster or better than i can. >> you haven't had a winner in iowa in 16 years. we're going to have a winner you better believe it. elizabeth: last-minute pitches and they're not over yet. the final hours before iowans caucus and the candidates still hard at work trying to earn your support. good morning everyone. today is the day. eric: thanks for waking up with monday, february 1. us. the caucuses a big story no doubt but so is the snowstorm on the way.
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